Feb 12, 2013 2:35am EST
. police say one of the suspects has confessed to firing into a crowd that killed hadiya pendleton. they say that she apparently -- rather he apparently mistook the group of students for members of a rival gang. hadiya's killing has become a national symbol of gun violence. her parents will sit with michelle obama at tonight's state of the union. >> that's certainly a nice gesture. you have to wonder how heavily the president will hit on that tonight. they said unlike the inaugural speech, this will be an address much more focused on the economy than some of the other issues. >> and just going back to that for one second. the two people charged, 18 and 20 years old. very young men. >> babies killing babies. >>> in other news, heavy rain is slowing down the cleanup effort after that powerful tornado tore through the state of mississippi. the twister barreled through three counties for 75 miles, damaging or destroying near lly 600 homes. he was an e-4 and more than 80 people were hurt but amazingly no one was killed. >> so your dad's ashes -- >> they were in the front living room. >>
Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
chicago where he will be today. and, of course, the hadiya pendleton death that happened most recently, her parents in the president's box for the state of the union, the first lady attended her funeral, she was collateral damage here in the gang warfare here authorities say, also piques interest in this situation. fraught with concerns for the president, and i want to bring in gloria borger about this, gloria, if you can hear me right now, the president is basically coming back home in one respect, but this is also the home of the biggest problems that are going to be most difficult to solve, poverty and violence. what do you make of it? >> don't forget, the mayor of chicago, rahm emanuel, a very good friend of his, he used to work for him as his white house chief of staff. look, this is part of what the president does after his state of the union. he takes his hopes, dreams, aspirations for the country, on the road. part of that is, of course, attacking gun violence. so there is no way to avoid it. in fact, one would argue that when you talk about gun violence, in urban areas, it is
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
in that video of course state of the union the parents of hadiya pendleton who was gunned down in chicago just a week after she participated in the president's inauguration. how are folks talking about this? the president is going to come, he's going to talk a little bit about this. do they think it's going to be useful at all? >> i think a lot of people want the president's visit to basically extend the conversation that started with her death. it struck a nerve this city and they're hoping that the president will continue on that momentum on people doing what they can on a personal level. whether it's policing your own family or your own block or help to go get laws passed to extend the punishment for gun laws in this city. they're hoping that the president will help continue this dialogue because there's a real sense here that we're at a fork in the road and there's an opportunity for real change. >> ted, thank you. really appreciate it. again, the president will visit chicago this afternoon to talk about the gun violence. it is extraordinary when you look at what is happening in that city.
Feb 12, 2013 1:40am PST
of chicago murder victim hadiya pendleton are going to sit with the first lady tonight during the president's speech. two suspected gang members have now been charged in the 15-year-old honor student's death. police say it was apparently a case of mistaken identity. one of the suspects told them that a rival gang member was the intended target. >>> now to another case of deadly gun violence. bullets flying at a court house in delaware. witnesses say a man shot and killed two women as they approached the metal detectors of the county courthouse in wilmington. he also wounded two cops before he himself was fatally shot. one victim was the shooter's estranged wife. he had been involved in an ongoing child custody dispute. >>> a woman who looks like a regular old grandma is in a fair bit of trouble this morning. in some lighter news after all of that. >> oh, yeah. there she was in the atlanta courtroom in her prison jump suit, handcuffs. 79-year-old norma schifrin. she was busted last week. are you ready for this? trying to sell marijuana. >> inside her small home, police found nine pounds of w
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
. yesterday we told you about 15-year-old hadiya pendleton of chicago who was fatally shot in what may have been a gang turf war after having performed in washington with her high school band for the inaugural music festival. it all happened since then. we learned in 2008 she was featured in a video speaking out against gun violence. here is part of that video. >> so many children are fearing gangs, and it's your job as students to say no to gangs and yes to a great future. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. [ dog barking ] ♪ [ female announcer ] life is full of little tests, but your basic paper towel can handle them. especially if that towel is bounty basic. the towel that's durable, and scrubbable. in this lab demo, bounty basic is stronger than the leading bargain brand. everyday life? bring it with bounty basic. the strong but affordable picker-upper..
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
the hour, time to check our top stories. inial mshl will attend funeral services for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton in chicago. the teenager was gunned down last week just days after she was in washington performing in the inaugural parade. the president called the family and offered his condolences. >>> the northeast bracing for what could be an historic storm. airlines are canceling thousands of flight. two feet of snow in boston is predicted. >> just check and make sure nothing's broken to begin with, cutting edges on all the plows, snow blowers are ready. it will probably be a long four days, you know? which is tough on anybody. >> storm expected to begin this afternoon and last well into tomorrow. >>> senate democrats are working on a plan to avoid the deep automatic spending cuts set to kick in on march 1st. source close to the discussions says potential plans include reducing tax breaks enjoyed by private equity funds and closing loopholes for companies that keep profits overseas. >>> a bug in facebook's widget took over yesterday. it redirects them to a facebook error page. the pr
Feb 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
lady joins the mourners maying their respects to a teen nerd victim. hadiya pendleton sank at the president's inauguration. back to the int winter storm that's hammered the northeast. parts of new england are still under a blizzard warning now. in boston, an 11-year-old boy died from carbon monoxide poisoning. he was helping his father shovel when he went into a running car trying to stay warm. the car exhaust was buried in snow causing carbon monoxide to fill the car. five other deaths are blamed on the storm. heavy snow still coming down in eastern massachusetts and about 400,000 customers still without power. ali velshi joins us from dennis port on cape cod. it's still not letting up out there, is it? >> no, it's actually the blizzard warning has officially just ended for cape cod. at 3:00 p.m. eastern. i'm not sure mother got the message however. we are at about 22 degrees. winds sustained in the 25 to 30-mile-per-hour range, gusting to 40. i will tell you this. look, here's the change i've observed. it is -- the wind does seem to be a little less. i can stand and face